Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)


Hindsight affords us the luxury of knowing that with the appearance of Britten’s first choral publication, A Boy was Born, in 1933, a major figure in the setting of words to music had established himself. A figure, in fact, who was later to be adjudged a worthy successor to the great Henry Purcell as a setter of the English language.

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